EXHIBITION – Boeing Way to Gas Street:

Artists from opposite ends of the Grand Union Canal.

 

That is the full title of a new group exhibition I will be showing work in… 

It is a group show of work by artists from our Southall studios, London, and work by artists from in and around Birmingham.

The Grand Union Canal runs alongside the Southall studios at Boeing Way and continues all the way to Gas Street Basin beside the exhibition space.

By using the passage of the canal as a curatorial device, the show brings diverse works together to reflect on the relationship between these two major industrial cities in our post-industrial age.

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Departure Foundation, 2nd Floor, 22 Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT (2 minutes from Ikon Gallery) see map

Exhibition: 27th April – 29th July 2012. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12 – 4pm

Opening event: Friday 27th April, 6.30 – 9pm. www.departurefoundation.com

If you can make it – do! I will blog again when my work is up.

Unit 3B

I’m a member of an independent studio/gallery space in Sheffield called Unit 3B (or on FACEBOOK).

The artspace is funded by members and fundraising events. We hold exhibitions from local, national and international artists and curators. We hold regular crit groups/film screenings/discussion sessions/gallery crawls. Anyone within an arts community will already know how important sessions such as these are for the surrounding communities.

Unit 3B has been expanding rapidly since it first started, and continues to grow. As it does, it requires more funding to enrich the culture and community that blossoms from it. The point of this post isn’t to brag about how great Unit 3B is, it’s to highlight the importance of funding in the arts. Small, independent galleries and studios come to depend on funding – not as a money making scheme, but to support, enhance and create platforms for local creative talent.

We have always known the importance of arts and culture in this country. Let’s not lose it now.

http://savethearts-uk.blogspot.com/